Boise Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Every day in Boise, Idaho, people are using their vehicles. They drive to the mall, to the grocery store, to the airport, or to a high school or college football game. The purposes for driving are many and varied. Mostly, they are just for family related activities when mom takes Johnny to a soccer game or little Jane to volleyball practice. Regardless of the reason for driving, motor vehicles can be found everywhere in Boise. They are of many sizes and shapes and travel at all different speeds.
Regardless of the type of vehicle or who is occupying the automobile at the time, a serious accident can happen at a moment’s notice. These motor vehicle accidents can cause injuries that are relatively minor, or they can cause life-altering and life-threatening injuries. Oftentimes, the person who is hurt the worst is the innocent driver, that is, the driver who was doing nothing wrong to cause the accident. This innocent driver often has their life turned upside down. Just a few minutes before, the person was able to participate in all the activities that they had wanted to. After the accident, the trauma causes broken bones, damaged tissue, and all of the pain and suffering that goes with it.
At such a time, we would recommend that you call us at Racine Olson in Boise, Idaho. We are experienced in these cases and have handled them for many years. We have an understanding of the principles and elements that are necessary to be proven in such a case. In addition, we understand the defenses that an insurance company might raise to avoid paying you the money you are owed. Racine Olson has been handling complex legal situations for decades and has the necessary team members to help you forget about the legal problems and concentrate on healing. Racine Olson is here to help.Violations of Traffic Rules
Almost every time there is a motor vehicle accident in Boise, a traffic rule has been violated. These rules include traveling too fast for conditions, breaking the speed limit, and failure to yield at a stop sign. Of course, these are just examples, and there are many, many more. The police are generally summoned to an accident and conduct an investigation. Most of the time, the police officer determines who is at fault for the accident. The officer then issues a citation to the offending driver. These citations are discretionary to the police officer, and, at times, the officer does not issue a citation though he or she may note in the police report that a certain driver violated a traffic rule.
Although it is important to know whether or not a person is issued a citation, a traffic violation may still have occurred in the absence of one being issued. It is not necessary that the police office actually write a ticket to the driver in order to establish that the driver was at fault for the accident.
The police report is important because it can help establish who was responsible for the accident. Then, we can take that information and draft a complaint against the offending driver. In the complaint, we will often use ordinary negligence, i.e., the person failed to drive as a reasonable person would under the circumstances, or we may use the specific traffic law that the person violated. For instance, if the person failed to stop at a stop sign, we could use that particular statute to say that the person had an obligation to stop at the stop sign and that he or she failed to do so. This constitutes what is known as negligence per se.
If the roads are snowy or wet, or if a person is texting while driving, the complaint would probably include a cause of action which alleged that the person guilty of inattentive driving or driving too fast for the conditions. It is important to retain an attorney who understands these principles since alleging negligence property through the use of a traffic rule can greatly help in establishing negligence in the case.Consequences of Motor Vehicle Accidents
As a result of motor vehicle accidents, people suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. There are lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and mental suffering, and even changes in personality as the person struggles to cope with the challenges of being injured. We understand those problems, and we are able to help people cope with those things as we help them navigate the complex legal system.
Racine Olson has been helping neighbors for 70 years. We’ve handled all sorts of motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, drunk driving accidents, hit-and-run collisions, and many others. We are confident that we will be able to help you with the problem that has confronted you. We’re here to help. Problem Solved.